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Daughter

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Daughter

Daughter

Your face mirrors mine,
As mine does my mothers.

Your smile is a smirk
That  quickly explodes
Into sublime lightness.

Your skin has a blush
As does plums true wine,
When young men turn their heads
And whisper your name to each other.

Your hair casts a curtain
Over your face . It acts as a veil to
Guard your thoughts and hide your moods.
It falls long and silky to your waist, 
and parts in a sliver,to allow one eye to spy.

If I could love you more
It would surely be like a violent death,
For I would faint, become breathless,
And my heart would burst forth from my breast

My life has been in free fall since your birth.
A never ending plunge into bottomless depths,
Fearing for your wellness and happiness.

I live only to hear you call my name
Hopefully with joy, and not with tears.

On that face that mirrors mine.


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  1. Date: 5/25/2011 5:21:00 AM

    "If I could love you more, it would surely be like a violent death." <--- This. A huge declaration of a mother's love.

  1. Date: 5/22/2011 7:22:00 AM

    I like the book ends of the structure of this poem. It was very unique and overpowering! All mothers should love this way.

  1. Date: 5/18/2011 3:48:00 PM

    Oh my hope she doesn't know she has such power over you hon? I absolutely love this verse "If I could love you more It would surely be like a violent death, For I would faint, become breathless, And my heart would burst forth from my breast" Light & Love

  1. Date: 5/15/2011 7:14:00 PM

    you are unstoppable, bren... how warm! :) hugggs, nette

  1. Date: 5/14/2011 3:19:00 PM

    Very sweet and tender and warm write... enjoyed

  1. Date: 5/14/2011 2:40:00 PM

    Brenda. I don't know if I have seen much of your poetry yet, but this one is outstanding. A Fave!

    Atry Avatar Brenda Atry Date: 5/14/2011 2:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Andrea. Its easy to write from truth,
  1. Date: 5/14/2011 2:04:00 PM

    i really think that you are very artistic and have a way with words